The Grappler Fest Tournament was held October 2 in Victorville, California. The event promoted matches for all belts and age groups, but some of the biggest moments were the disputes in the open weight black belt division rewarding one thousand dollars to the winner.
Of the stalwart black belts, the best were Marco Antonio “Sharpei” and Marcelo “Lapela” Mafra, who secured the prize money and belt.
Lapela won his first match and followed up in his next with a footlock. Now Sharpei had three matches. He finished his first with a choke after thirty seconds, the second he took on points and the third was a hard fought battle that resulted in the pair closing out the division.